Bill Shaffer lectures on The Films of Sergio Leone

Bill Shaffer wrote his master's thesis on "The Films of Sergio Leone." After completing his education he became a producer-director for KTWU Public Television.

Sergio Leone's A Fist Full of Dollars was released in Italy in 1964, 50 years ago. Bill was invited to talk about his research at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, on Thursday evening, July 17, 2014. He spoke to a good crowd of about 75 attendees, many of whom raised their hands when asked who'd seen Leone's "Spaghetti Westerns" more than once. He offered interesting insights into the business and art of directing these popular western genre films.

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Bill Shaffer lectures on the films of Sergio LeoneOpening PowerPoint slide of the presentationBill makes his pointEarly advertising for what became "A Fist Full of Dollars" in its U.S. releaseBill sums up
Henry Fortunato, program director for the Kaznsas City Public Library hosted Shaffer at this event400th and last page of Bill Shaffer's thesis, "The Films of Sergio Leone," submitted in 1978After event conversationA good crowd of over 75 people attended this event. They had begun to leave the auditorium at the end of the event.

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